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Federal judge rules against US military ban on homosexuals

Catholic World News - September 10, 2010

A US federal court judge in California has ruled that American military forces must abandon the policy that bars avowed homosexuals from military service, popularly known as the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

Judge Virginia Phillips said that the military policy discriminated unfairly against homosexuals and has a “direct and deleterious effect” on recruitment for the armed forces.

The judge delayed implementation of her ruling to allow the federal government to appeal. But the prospects for an energetic appeal are clouded, because the Obama administration is committed to eliminating the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and has supported pending legislation toward that end.

A new public-opinion survey published in August found overwhelming public opposition to any effort to change the existing policy.

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